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- By Lisa Herndon, Managers, Schomburg Communications and Publicity | June 28, 2022Students in the Schomburg Center's Junior Scholars Program held a one-day exhibition of paintings related to the theme of "invasion."
Tribute to an Afrofuturist Deity: Schomburg Center Artist & Educator M. Scott Johnson Exhibits at 59th Venice BiennaleBy Lisa Herndon, Managers, Schomburg Communications and Publicity | June 28, 2022Schomburg Center educator M. Scott Johnson created a triptych inspired by the Center's collections for the 59th Venice Biennale.
- By Alison Quammie, Adult Librarian | June 7, 2022Fiction and nonfiction by Caribbean authors to promote, educate, and inspire lifelong readers.
- By Center for Education and Schools | June 2, 2022Titles for all ages to support educators in teaching the history of this significant holiday.
- By Julie Golia, Associate Director, Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books and Charles J. Liebman Curator of Manuscri | June 1, 2022A journalist and an NYPL librarian explore representations of student activism in the Black radical press of the 1960s and 1970s.
- By Lisa Herndon, Managers, Schomburg Communications and Publicity | May 31, 2022Hear the albums of artists featured on the web series Verzuz such as Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, The Isley Brothers, and more.
Newly Digitized! 1921 Book Documenting Events of the Tulsa Disaster, with First-Hand Accounts and Photographs From Over 100 Years AgoBy Kimberly Henderson, Digitization Coordinator | May 27, 2022Mary E. Jones Parrish chronicled the aftermath of the Tulsa Massacre in detail. The book is now available to view online.
- By Lisa Herndon, Managers, Schomburg Communications and Publicity | May 20, 2022Learn about in-person and online materials in the Schomburg Center's collections on award-winning playwright Lorraine Hansberry.
- By Makoroba Sow, Librarian II | April 15, 2022A short history of the struggle of Black domestic workers who sought work on the street corners of Depression-era New York
- By Lisa Herndon, Managers, Schomburg Communications and Publicity | March 28, 2022Materials include Maya Angelou's papers, recordings of Piri Thomas, and poetry-related conversations available on YouTube.